The veteran Latina actress has made waves in film and tv for decades. She recently had a starring role as one of the main characters in Marvel’s “Eternals.” With over 30 years in the business, she continues to shine. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Salma Hayek.
She Wanted to Become a Gymnast
She actually became quite good in a few months of training. However, the boarding school schedule and the fact she’d be traveling a lot made her father say no. Her Olympic dream died before it started.
Salma Loved Pulling Pranks In Her Youth
In fact, she got kicked out of a Catholic boarding school in New Orleans when she was 12 due to her pranks. Apparently, she’s always had a mischievous and prankster element to her.
Her Name “Salma” Is Lebanese
Salma means safe in Arabic. Her father was a Lebanese immigrant with the name Sami. She’s actually an Arab Mexican, which is part of a group of diverse people in Mexico.
She’s Quite the Animal Collector
She loves animals so much that she rescues them. She doesn’t discriminate because she’s had everything from dogs, parrots, cats, and alpacas.
She Was Diagnosed With Dyslexia and ADHD When She Was Younger
Despite these challenges, she still learned English to help her with her acting career.